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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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Woodcock numbers in northwest pa

Does anybody near Oil City, Pa area have a good population of woodcock? Or do the woodcock prefer the eastern side of the state. Thanks for the help in advance!
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Re: Woodcock numbers in northwest pa

I guess it all depends on your definition of "good". During "training" season the last 5 years (March, Aug, and Sept), I've averaged finding 3.62 birds an hour. The Best day was 13.2/hour, but there are some days with zero finds.

My hunting season numbers are much lower, but that's primarily because I concentrate on grouse rather than woodcock.
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Re: Woodcock numbers in northwest pa

My beagles have been kicking one up every hour or two here in Erie co. I imagine a guy with an honest bird dog could find quite a few more.

Many years ago (when lead shot was still legal for waterfowl) we would hunt them after ducks near Wilhelm. We saw a few and my Dad got a few over the years. I have no idea if there are any around there anymore.

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Re: Woodcock numbers in northwest pa

I seen a handful this year during early rabbit season on butler county. like islander said we might have had more up if i was using a bird dog not a beagle
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